External Associate

External Association permits usage of Law Library facilies to suitably qualified visiting Lawyers for a specified period (usually case duration). It does not confer membership of the Law Library, rights of audience or entitlement to practise.

External Associates are not regulated by The Bar of Ireland.

Applicants must complete the application form (giving at least 14 days notice) in full and return it to:


Or via post to;

Members Services
The Bar of Ireland 
Distillery Building
145 - 151 Church Street
Dublin 7

All applications must be accompanied by:

  • A recent passport photograph
  • All applications must identify a current member of the Law Library who will propose the application for admission
  • A certified copy of Certificate of Good standing
  • A certified copy of Practising Certificate
  • A certified copy of PII policy showing coverage in the Republic of Ireland
  • External Assocation Fees must be paid in advance, dependant on duration of usage and set at the discretion of the Library Committee. A minimum fee of €240 applies.


Download External Associate Application here


Contact Us

If you have any queries about the application process, please email The Bar of Ireland Member Services team at memberservices@lawlibrary.ie.